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I will be tying up a series of Jig Patterns and some other patterns on the hooks that were sent to me by my fly tying friend, Jacob Adamerovich. They are available at his shop, the Competitive Angler in Latrobe,PA. Some of these will be used in the Eastern Sierras and a few will travel back to NYC for Michael to use this Summer…

BUG LINE JA HOOKS

The Bug Line…done…

ROAR FORK 78

Some of the above would work well in here…now where would that be ?

BRUSHED LASER & D-RIB CADDIS BRUSHED LASER & D-RIB CADDIS …

HOOK: Hanak 390 BL, #12 – #16

WEIGHT: .010 lead 0r .015 Lead Sub. – 4-6turns

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Olive

TAG: 2 strands flash, 8-10 strands fiber – DNA Holo Fusion, White – cut short

RIB: Chartreuse D-Rib, Small, 6-7 wraps

ABDOMEN: (In a dubbing Loop) Senyo’s Lase Dub, Light Olive – wrap between ribbing and brush rearward with velcro on a popsicle stick or a bore brush…trim excess with curved scissors

WINGLETS: Flex Floss, Brown

THORAX: 2 Iridescent Peacock Herl Fibers (Spirit River), twisted into a rope, then 3-4 turns

HACKLE: Partridge Feather, Olive

HOT SPOT: Veevus, 8/0, Fl. Orange Thread

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

This is just a simple soft hackle Caddis pattern with a subdued rib and shaggy appearance. The DNA tag adds a bit of flash and the hot spot provides a trigger. Fish this pattern directly above your position then let it swing in the current below. Michael nails a lot of nice Browns (below) using this technique…

MOO EWR PURP CAD Michael likes my Caddis patterns…

Mat BRUSHED LASER & D-RIB CADDIS

Materials BRUSHED LASER & D-RIB CADDIS…

BRUSHED LASER & D-RIB CADDIS GRP

BRUSHED LASER & D-RIB CADDIS…

DUN MINK UV2 DUN MINK & UV2 – Williams/Variant …

HOOK: Hanak 450 BL, #12 – #16

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Gray/Brown

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

RIB: Sulky Opalescent Thread

ABDOMEN: Dun Mink underfur, Nature’s Spirit, use a dubbing rake

THORAX: 70/30 Mix SLF Spikey Squirrel, Gray – UV2 Dark Enhancer

BEAD: Silver Tungsten slotted, sized to hook or oversize x1

This is a variation of Loren William’s LW’s Stud. I like tying with mink fur because this material has the unique ability to trap air bubbles. It comes in a wide range of dyed colors…I also use the longer fibers, cut off the skin, for tailing and hackle…

Mat DUN MINK & UV2 Materials DUN MINK & UV2… DUN MINK & UV2 JIGS DUN MINK & UV2 JIGS… EWR MM Shades of MINK work well here…on the East Walker River… SULPHUR EMERGER SULPHUR EMERGER – Grobert/Variant…

HOOK: Hanak 390 BL Hook, #14 – #16

THREAD: Abdomen – UTC 70 Denier, Yellow / Thorax forward, Veevus 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Brown Z-Lon fibers

ABDOMEN: Yellow tying thread

RIB: “Touch dubbed” to Danville 6/0, #47 Tobacco Brown thread, #37, Seal Brown Hareline Fur Dubbin

WING: Snowshoe Hare, Tan

THORAX: Micro Fine Dry Fly Dub, Sulphur Yellow

Another pattern that will be going back East to Michael for his use. I used some other materials than the way Matt Robert ties it HERE….later…

Mat SULPHUR EMERGER Materials SULPHUR EMERGER… SULPHUR EMERGERS SULPHUR EMERGER(s)… RYCHO Z-WING RYCHO Z-WING (Olive) – Mercer/Variant …

HOOK: Hanak 390 BL Hook, #12 – #16

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: 70/30 Mix, Antron Dubbing, Olive – UV2 Caddis Nymph, Olive

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer, Black

CARAPACE/BACK: Mottled Olive Thin Skin

WINGS: Ginger Z-Lon – split from 1 strand

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Black (Spirit River) – 2 fibers, twisted into a rope – 3-4 turns

A variation on Mike Mercer’s Z Wing Caddis for the Rhyacophila hatch that occurs in the Eastern Sierras March – August. It may also be tied in Tan.That would be the Emerging Pupal stage of this guy…

EWR FREE LIVING CADDIS

Free living Caddis…East Walker River, Bridgeport, CA…

Mat RYCHO ZLON CADDIS Materials RYCHO Z-WING CADDIS… RYCHO ZELON CAD GRP RYCHO Z-WING CADDIS… JACOB'S MAT The Hooks and Beads…

D 1167 & H 390 BL

F.Y.I. – The Daiichi 1167, #14 & Hanak H 390 BL – side by side…Hans explains the real KLINKHAMER…HERE…

B CADDIS B. CADDIS (JIG) – Bloom/Variant …

HOOK: Hanak 450 BL Hook, #10 – #16

THREAD: Under Abdomen, Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Ultra Wire, Fl. Chartreuse, Brassie or Small – depending on hook size –  * Coat with UV Resin

HACKLE: MP Select CDC feather fibers in a dubbing loop

HOT SPOT: Veevus 8/0, Fl. Chartreuse

BEAD: Slotted Faceted Tungsten Bead, Black, sized to hook or over sized x1

A number of years ago, I walked into this fly shop at Four Corner’s, outside of Bozeman, MT and found this simple little Caddis attractor that used chartreuse wire, CDC and a tungsten bead. That shop is now history but it had more flies in any one place than I have ever seen – before or since. So… I picked up a couple of those little guys that were designed by Dave Bloom. One of the results may be seen below…they may also be tied with copper wire, tan CDC and a copper bead…

pop-3-00-rainbow

The original worked like a charm…in here…Madison River, MT… Mat B. CADDIS Materials B. CADDIS… B.CADDIS GRP B. CADDIS(s)… HURRICANE BUG HURRICANE BUG (JIG…

HOOK: Hanak 450 BL Hook, #10 – #16

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rust – Abdomen / Tiemco 10/0, Dk. Brown, to secure thorax

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .)15 Lead Sub.

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

ABDOMEN: Lagartun Thread

RIB: Sulky Opalescent Thread – * coat with UV Resin

THORAX: Micro UV Chenille, Hot Orange

BEAD: Slotted Tungsten Copper – sized to hook or oversized x1

A flashy, easy to tie attractor that drops like a rock. I’ll do an Olive version later…that guy below liked Flashy Orange…

ewr-sized-pop-brown-blog-27 One of my test subjects on the East Walker River… Mat HURRICANE BUG Materials HURRICANE BUG… HURRICANE BUG(s) HURRICANE BUG(s)…

Next: Wobble Bugs

PT/TB

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Attractor patterns are just about my favorite flies to tie – and use…Many times we have been standing on an Eastern Sierra tail water and Michael will ask me, “Which fly should I use Dad ?” So, I peruse the boxes and after a few years of practical application and experience, I will choose a pattern and say, “Try this one” – with my fingers crossed behind my back…

Here are some guys that I and Ally will be using this Spring ( I’ll be giving them to her now since Michael and Aimee have moved to NYC).

AIMEE SS $3.00 -1-Aimee at sunset, at $3.00 Bridge this past July…

ATTRACTORS SPRING 2013 -1-SPRING 2013 ATTRACTOR BOX…

DLS BLACK RB LAV -1-Delektable Lil’ Spanker… BLACK, Rainbow-Lavender…Dan Delekta/Variant…

LIL DELEK MATERIALS -1-Materials for Delektable Lil’ Spanker…

HOOK: TMC 5262, #12 – #18

THREAD: ABDOMEN -UTC, 70 denier, Black…Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Black

Tail: Medium Dun Mallard Flank Fibers

RIB: Lagartun Silver Wire – sized to hook

THORAX REAR: Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing

WING CASE: DNA Holo Chromosome, 6 strands, pulled over and divided to make 3 legs on each side – longish

HACKLE: Light Dun CDC – premium select – Trout Hunter

THORAX FRONT: Ice Dub UV Lavender

BEAD: Silver Tungsten , sized to hook

These are killer on the Madison River and I suspect elsewhere as well…

BEARTOOTH FF CAM MT -1- Beartooth Fly Fishing…home of the Delektable Lil’ Spanker…where Dan Delekta ties these critters and his wife thought I was a guide when I dropped in with my crew…Above the Madison River South of Cameron, MT…HERE is a video on how to tie ‘em…

LGM VAR DNA -1-LGM (Little Green Machine) DNA – Wilox/Variant …

LGM MATERIALS -1-LITTLE GREEN MACHINE Materials…the original by Vince WilcoxHERE

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #14 – #20

THREAD: Uni. 8/0 Gray – for underabdomen…Tiemco, 16/0 Gray – Thorax forward

TAIL: Three Brown Pheasant Tail Fibers

RIB: Fl. Chartreuse Ultra Wire – SM

OVER ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing, Chartreuse

WING CASE: DNA Holo Chromosome Flash, coat with UV Knotsense, Clear Cure Goo or 5 Min. Epoxy

GILLS: White Antron

THORAX: Ice Dub Olive/Brown or Peacock

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, one size under ( ie. 5/64″ for #16)

I tie these in a number of colors and they ALL work…especially the Green version…I am doing a series of these now in different sizes on curved LIGHT hooks…try some this Spring !!!

MADISON RIVER TWILIGHT 2012 -1-MACHINE water, at twilight…on the Madison River, MT…

UV 2 BH RENEGADE -1-UV 2 BH RENEGADE WET…

MAT UV 2 BH REN WET -1-Materials for UV 2 BH RENEGADE WET…

HOOK: TMC 5262, #6 – #16

THREAD: UTC 70 denire, White – Under abdomen…Tiemco 16/0, White, rest of pattern (Remember !!! USE WHITE THREAD,  SILVER TINSEL or PEARL TINSEL UNDER UV 2)

TAG: Datum Glo-Brite Floss #5, Fl. Green…coat with Aquaflex or hard As Hull

BACK HACKLE: Brown or Furnace Hackle, dull side back, Wet style

ABDOMEN: UV 2 Peacock Herl, from Eye, I use 2 strands and reinforce with Tiemco tying thread

RIB: Tiemco 16/0 Thread, White

FRONT HACKLE: White or Silver Badger…dull side back – Wet style

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

I have been using variations on the WET RENEGADE since 1975 when Georges Odier turned me on to them on the Roaring Fork River in CO. This one is from Al and Gretchen Beatty and believe me, IT IS a good one…So good, that I talked about it HERE…but let me show you a photo of what it did on the Madison River…

DAD MAD BROWN BH RENEGADE -1-A Brown to a BH Wet Renegade…Madison River, above $3.00 Bridge…

BH RENEGADE IN BOX -1-I carry a whole bunch of these in different sizes (lower right hand corner)…BECAUSE they WORK…

MADISON CHANNELS M n' A -1-Like right in here in the channels section of the Madison where Michael and Ally are standing…I took a series of some of the largest Browns I have ever caught…Boom, Boom, Boom right through this area in June 2004…It also slays on the Lower Owens River in size #16 – #18, in late March and early April…

GINGER MINKER -1-FULL GINGER MINKER SH…

MAT F GINGER MINKER -1-Materials for FULL  GINGER MINKER SH….

HOOK: TMC 100 SP BL, #16 – #20

THREAD: Combo 6/0 Thread Tan/Orange – Cascade Crest – For Abdomen…Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

THORAX: Dubbed Mink Fur, Natural Brown

HACKLE: Starling, Bleached Ginger

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Brown, sized to hook

Another little soft hackle to throw at the Browns on the East Walker River (and some other locations) when the little Amber Caddis are about…

RUSTY DNA BBE -1-

RUSTY DNA BUBBLEBACK EMERGER- Trina/Variant…

MAT RUSTY DNA BB E -1-Materials for RUSTY DNA BUBBLEBACK EMERGER…

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #14 – #20

THREAD: Ultra 70 Denier, Brown or Tiemco 16/0, Brown dependent on hook size

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

ABDOMEN: Rusty Brown Goose Biot, Fringed or plain – YOUR call

RIB: UTC Copper Wire, Sm or X-sm, dependent on hook size

WING CASE: DNA Holo Chromosome Flash – tied with a prominent hump

THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Brown

LEGS: Natural Partridge, Brown, V-Notched

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

This is a pattern designed by Adaam Trina who started Montana Fly Co. It has been around for a number of years. I first used it on the Madison River in 2004. HERE are a number of variants on Steve Schalla’s site. Note that all are tied on curved, scud type hooksthis one isn’t…

GLINT NYMPH VAR -1-

GLINT NYMPH – Mercer/Variant (Olive)…

MAT GLINT NYMPH -1-

Materials for GLINT NYMPH VARIANT…

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: UTC Ultra, oOlive, 70 Denier – Under abdomen, Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAILS: 3 Ringneck Pheasant tail fibers, natural

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, metallic Olive, BR or SM, dependent on hook size

FLASHBACK: Spirit River Holo Mylar Motion, Black 1/32″ or 1/64″, dependent on hook size

ABDOMEN: Olive thread covered with wraps of DNA Holo Fusion, 3-5 Large. Strands and 3-6 Small Strands

WING CASE: 1/8″ Black, Scud Back

THORAX: UV 2 Caddis Nymph, Olive

LEGS: Natural Partridge, V-Notched

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A Mike Mercer pattern, new from Umpqua, that I have taken liberty with. Notice the color variations the pattern is listed in…then notice the  above color variations of DNA HOLO FUSION…I REALLY like this synthetic material for all its’ possibilities…

MADISON RIVER MOO 2012 -1-

Something for the “fifty mile riffle”…

HTS OLIVE -1-

HOT TUNG SQUIRREL, Olive – Bethke/Variant…

MAT HOT TUNG SQUIRELL-2-Materials for HOT TUNG SQUIRREL VARIANT…

HOOK: Daiichi 1120, #12 – #18

THREAD: UTC Ultra 70 denier, Black for #12 – #14 – Tiemco 16/0, Black, #16 – #18

SHUCK/TAIL: DNA  Holo Chromosome Flash – Pearl – Mixture of large and small fiber strands, sized to hook

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, Hot Orange, BR – SM. sized to hook

ABDOMEN: Squirrel Blend, dark Olive, brushed back with a velcro strip or bore brush after being ribbed

THORAX REAR: Micro Polar Chenille, Black

THORAX FRONT: Ice Dub UV Hot Orange

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Metallic Green, sized to hook

An Olive/Orange variation of John Bethke’s “Pink Squirrel” using some different materials in it’s construction…the original is a good’un…

SILVERBAK TUNG RED -1-

SILVERBAK TUNG REDVersion # 1.

SILVERBAK RED TUNG -2-

SILVERBAK RED TUNG – Version #2.

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black (for #18) – Ultra 70 Denier, Black (for #14 – #16)

TAIL: Coq De Leon Light, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Red Pheasant Tail Fibers

RIB: Ultra Wire, Black – X-sm or SM

WING CASE: Version #1. – Silver Holographic Tinsel, Med or SM…Version #2. – Silver Fire Fly 1-2 strands – * coat with UV Knotsense, Clear-Goo or 5 Min. Epoxy

LEGS: Midge Flash, 3 strands each side

THORAX: Strung Peacock Herl, dyed red

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, sized to hook

Real Flashy and toned down version of a Red attractor that these guys might just like…

MOO MAD FISH  2 HAND -1-

A Rainbow to Michael’s hand on the Madison River…

SILVERBAK RT MAT -1-

Materials for SILVERBAK RED TUNG…

BLUE DIAMOND SH -1-

BLUE DIAMOND SH –

MAT BLUE DIA SH -1-

Materials for the BLUE DIAMOND SH…

HOOK: TMC 5262, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon fibers, Medium speckled

ABDOMEN: UTC Thread, Dark Gray

RIB: UTC  Wire,  Gray, SM

THORAX: Arizona Diamond hair, #.11, Silver/Blue

GLASS BEAD: In front of thorax, Killer Caddis Diamond Bed, sized to hook

HACKLE: Speckled Hen Saddle, Black #.33 – Nature’s Spirit

BEAD: Tungsten Plummeting Bead, Blue, sized to hook

Just another soft hackle, in neutrals and blue – ’cause Michael likes ‘em and they catch fish…

CASPER CADDIS LARVA -1-

CASPER CADDIS LARVA –

HOOK: Daiichi 1120 or TMC 2457 – #16 -#20

THREAD: Underabdomen – Tiemco 16/0, White…Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: AZ Diamond hair, #1., Pearl Green

RIB: Copper Ultra Wire, x-sm

THORAX: Peacock Ice Dub

BEAD: Black Tungsten , sized to hook

MAT CASPER CAD LV -1-

Materials for the CASPER CADDIS LARVA…

MOO CASPER CAD LAR -2-

CASPER CADDIS water.. before the leaves burst out…

GR GUIDE DIP -1-

GR GUIDE DIP – Matthews/Variant…

MOO SS $3.00 BRIDGE -1-

Where this GUIDE DIP originated…

MAT GR GUIDE DIP -1-

MATERIALS for The GR GUIDE DIP…

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0. Black – for Under abdomen and head

ABDOMEN: Glimmer Thread, Olive – Cascade Crest

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, Red, x-sm

WING: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Clear/White

I tie a lot of variations on this pattern, the original came out of Craig Matthew’s Blue Ribbon Flies…some other ones I use with further information, may be found HERE and HERE…these have taken many good Trout for us…

ewr-mike-brown-grn-18Like this Brown on The East Walker River…

PECCARY No. 47 -1-

PECCARY #47 HS…

MAT PECCARY No. 47 -1-

MATERIALS for The PECCARY #47 HS…

HOOK: TMC 2499 SP BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: 3 of ‘em…Danville #47, 6/0, Tobacco Brown – Tiemco 16/0, Brown, Datum Glo-Brite Floss, #5, Hot Orange

TAIL: Two Peccary fibers

RIB: UTC Amber Wire, SM

ABDOMEN: Danville, #47, 6/0, Tobacco Brown – to thorax

THORAX: 70% Squirrel Blend, Rust – Spirit River/ 30% SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Brown/Olive – Wapsi

WINGLETS: Grizzly Krystal Flash, Copper/Blue

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, #5, Hot Orange

This is a pattern I will use on the East Walker River as a lead fly with a Midge larva or pupa off the bend when working swift water…just never know what will jump on it…

NEXT: More thoughts on some CADDIS for Spring 2013…

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This is a pattern that just screams for additional research, refinement and creativity…right now, it is what it is…The diving female Baetis actually crawls down rock, boulders, dead falls , protruding detritus and probably, the exposed wader legs of fly fisherman into the water and under rocks to lay their eggs clusters. After mating in the air, they are often joined by the Baetis males…I know of no other species of May fly in which this behavior occurs…RALPH CUTTER has done interesting research into this phenomena… One of my favorite places to use Baetis patterns of ALL types…The Madison River at $3.00 Bridge..lots of rocks…

Female Baetis flies, on the rock…

DIVING BAETIS SPINNER

HOOK: TMC 100, #16-#22 or Daiichi 1100, #16-#22

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0 sheer, olive or dark Brown

TAILS: Dun Micro Fibetts

EGG SAC: Olive-Yellow or Rusty Brown dubbing

ABDOMEN: Olive or Rusty Brown Goose or Turkey Biot, to match the naturals color

THORAX: Pearl Bead

WING: Z-wing or Tan or Gray raffia ( Swiss Straw)

HACKLE: Starling

This particular rendition is from Allen McGee …it may also be viewed here at WESTFLY– where the egg sac seems to be missing…this pattern is best presented on a tight line and dead drifted…the spinners are washed away after completing their mission and won’t be returning to the surface, unless pushed there by the current…

DIVING BAETIS SPINNER (TOP VIEW)…

Here is some interesting additional information on the Baetis species that hatch on the Madison River in Montana from Reel Fly Fishing

This guy was doing some very successful Tout fishing of his own, one morning on the Madison…I was using Baetis, he was using his beak and talons,  diving from 150 + feet off the river…

NEXT: Split Case, Emerging Baetis Nymph

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This is a fly pattern that I discovered on The Flies of Yellowstone…it is tied by the locals and, from it’s moniker, seems to have stirred things up on the Madison River…It reminds me of something I saw in a Korean bakery when I was out with the kids, the other night…I like checking out what other tiers are up to…I especially enjoy encountering new patterns that may be easily adapted to areas that I frequent…

YUM…that was good..and from reports, this guy is a yummy for the Trout…

MADISON MAULERS…done with artistic license…

For this place:

The Madison River, MT…

Materials I used for this pattern…

MADISON MAULER

HOOK: Mustad 94842 (up eye) or, Mustad 3096b #14-#22

THREAD: Kevlar in olive was mentioned..I used Gudebrod, 6/0, HEAVILY WAXED

ABDOMEN: Tying thread

THORAX: Antron, 3 colors: Yellow followed by Deep Purple (a single twist of Peacock herl eye is often used), followed by Lime Green… I used yellow Beaver, Peacock Eye Herl twisted around thread that has a thin coat of UV purple Ice Dub, followed by SLF PRISM, Caddis Green

HEAD: Tying thread…running toward messy

WEIGHT: I added 8 turns of .10 lead substitute to this # 16 hook at the abdomen…

It is reported that an argument is currently in progress over the merits of up-eye versus down-eye…I have listed both. The Madison Mauler is a Spring pattern… “This fly isparticularly useful in the seams and long slicks at the heads of pools as well as the long tail-outs”…I plan on tying up some additional Maulers ( I have a sense of what they imitate best) with a muted and dazzle thorax for use in some special locations come late February through April and will post on their effectiveness. I have no doubt they will hammer the fish, most of the patterns created around Yellowstone Park by the tiers there…usually do…

” Hey Ally, wanna’ try something NEW???….

NEXT: Diving Female Baetis

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This is probably the most beautiful May Fly that I have ever seen. It is an important insect on Southwestern Montana rivers in July-August. In particular, it is very significant on the Madison River …around $3.00 Bridge…

Epeorus albertae, from BugGuide

Craig Matthews has probably done investigative research, from a fly fisherman’s perspective, than anyone. I once sat on the bank here, on a warm evening in late July, and watched this hatch come off. I was astounded at the number of very large Trout swirling and flashing on the emergers…I just sat there…and watched…

With a slight warming of the Madison River, in the last eight to ten years, this bug sometimes out fishes the evening Caddis hatch. It is a clinger May fly, and although nymph imitations may sometimes work, the most important stages are the emerging dun and spinner. This May fly dun sheds it’s shuck BEFORE reaching the surface of the water column. It is found in faster to slower currents along the bank. I usually fish these two patterns together with the first – here – used a a trailer off the bend of the second pattern…

Epeorus emerger # 1

Hook: TMC 2488 #16-#18

THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer, Olive

SHUCK: Crinkly, May fly brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: Olive Goose Biot, fringed

THORAX: Olive Zelon dubbing or, Olive hare’s ear #4 mixed with chopped Olive Antron

WING: Medium Dun Zelon, clipped short

OVER WING: Olive Partridge fibers,small bunch

Epeorus emerger # 2

This pattern has the addition of a gold wire rib, extra fine Lagartun and 1 1/2 turns of a Patridge feather..both patterns pick up fish until…

Well after dusk…

I have had some success with a “flop over” version of the sparkle dun tied with a Hi-Vis white wing, pinkish-olive fur abdomen and light brown Zelon shuck. During this hatch, I have also taken some nice Trout on a Royal Wulff Cripple…When the light has really faded, I switch to this…

Epeorus spinner

HOOK: TMC 900BL, #16 – #18

THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0,Sheer. Brown

TAIL: White Hackle fibers

RIB: Strand of tying thread

BODY: Superfine Rusty Brown #051 mixed with #176 Hendrickson Pink (1-3)

WINGS: White Zelon

OVER WING: (optional) Black EP Fibers

As it gets dark, I must remenber where I am putting my feet in here…

A good head light with a red filter and my trusted SureFire with a lanyard and red filter can assist me in attaching a spinner to a tippet…and, stayin’ alive and the way back to my 4x

“Pink Lady”, Epeorus Spinner – Top View

 *There are also some other Epeorus patterns that I  put together for my son Michael in June 2012, to use on the Madison River HERE


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So… I am working on some new Baetis for Fall…This one is made from these materials…It is a pattern that works best on bright, sunny days…when the Bateis hatch is jammin’…but, only for a short while…I am using Lagartun 74 Denier thread in Olive… off the spool, it ties flatter than any thread I have ever used…

A Baetis Nymph…

GLIMMER BAETIS NYMPH

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, # 18. TMC 3761 # 18-#20

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier Olive or Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer, Olive

TAIL: Partridge, Olive

RIB: Flasahbou, Opal accent mirage

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail, Olive

THORAX: SLF Prism, Brown/Olive

LEGS: Olive Partridge, V notched

WING CASE: 6 strands of Black Krystal Flash

I wanted this little guy to be flashy…for bright days when the hatch is can be over very qiickly. I would use it here, as a dropper off of a October Caddis Pupa…Or, with a Batwing Baetis Emerger in September…

Michael, working some water on the Owens River…

GLIMMER BAETIS NYMPH (top view)

Michael and I saw a Mid September hatch of Baetis, in here, that stared at sun up and lasted for about an hour and a half…there were Trout snouts everywhere…

I have also seen hatches of Olive Baetis on the Madison…in late August…

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OK, I’m going to give this a shot. I have not done this before, but…if it works, maybe SOME MORE...???

SLOPE CADDIS tying tutorial…

Basic info:

HOOK: Gamakatsu C-16B. #16-#18

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THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer Tan and White

ABDOMEN: Gordon Griffiths 14/0, Sheer White, ( built with a pronounced “hump” at the bend)

TAG: Holo Tinsel, Gold

OVER ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s Micro Midge Tubing, Tan, Grey, Olive Chart. or Brown

THORAX: SLF Prism, Tan, Lt. Grey, Brown/Olive, Olive, Peacock or Chocolate Brown

OUTRIGGERS: Thin strands of Snowshoe Rabbit’s Foot, Light Dun, Medium Dun or Dark Dun

UNDER WING: Three strands of Krystal Flash, Root beer, UV Tan, Olive, Rust, Pearl or UV Gray

WING: Coastal Deer Hair, Tan, Natural or Darker Mottled Shades, tied “bullet “style

MATERIALS:

Place hook in vise. Tie in with Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer, white:

Tie in gold Holo tinsel (Flashabou) then tie in Stalcup’s Micro Tubing, tan. Advance thread to just over 1/2 down hook bend. Cut off excess tinsel and tubing…

Create pronounced hump at bend of hook and half hitch thread at 1/3 length of hook…

Wrap gold Holo tinsel counter clockwise and tie off at 1/3rd. point. Cut off excess tinsel.Advance thread tapering abdomen, half hitch at first bend…

Wrap Micro Tubing forward (clockwise,away from tier) to abdomen, Start with tubing stretched tight and reduce tension while moving towards thorax.Tie off micro tubing and cut excess…

Wet thread with moist fingertips, add a small amount of SLF Prism, tan to form compact dubbing ball at rear of thorax. Cover last two wraps of Micro Tubing and into first bend of hook. Half hitch…

Completed dubbing ball. (BELOW)…

Cut a small section of light dun Snowshoe rabbit’s fur from the heel section, comb out the underfur and carefully split the section into two equal parts with a dubbing needle…

Attach 1st. section to near side of hook, tight against the front of the dubbing ball, with 4 turns of thread( two soft, and two additional tight wraps). Pull directly upwards to tighten the thread.Repeat for the far side of the hook. It should look like this from above…

Cut a small section of Coastal Deer hair, comb out the underfur and stack. Extend over the front of the hook eye 2X the shank length. Bind and clip excess…

Add 3 strands of Root beer Krystal Flash and bind down.Half hitch 14/0 white thread and tie in 14/0 tan thread.Half hitch. I add a drop of head cement here.

Dub a thick thorax with SLF Prism,tan from the abdomen to the hook eye, then back…

Draw the Krystal Flash and deer hair directly backward and secure with several wraps (not too tight or the hair will be cut) and whip finish. I use a small drop of head cement on the thread, on top…

The finished FLY…

This, is what the Trout sees…

In places like this:

Lower Owens River…up along that far bank…

Anywhere in here about 7;30PM till after dark…

Michael’s already got one in there!!!

And I got one in here…East Walker River…

Hot Creek, on the RANCH…long before I knew I’d be doing this….

PT/TB

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